Hans Kleiber, Artist of the Bighorns

Hans Kleiber was a German-born, self-taught artist. Below are some selections from the Center's Kleiber print collection related to fishing. His studio in Dayton, Wyoming, has been restored and is available to visit. From DaytonWyoming.org: "The historic log cabin studio of world famous German-born etching artist Hans Kleiber (1887-1967) is on Main Street in Dayton, Wyoming, less than a mile from where Hans originally built it behind his home. Kleiber, a U.S. Forest Ranger, was inspired by the majesty of the Bighorn Mountains to write poetry and sketch with pencils and ink. With a desire to produce prints of his work, Hans amazingly taught himself the complex art process of etching and printing metal plates. He gave up forestry in 1923 to pursue art full-time. Kleiber’s etchings drew a large number of collectors, showing all over the U.S. and also in Europe. Kleiber’s art reflects the natural beauty of the Bighorn Mountains, as well as life in and around the town of Dayton in the early to mid 1900s. Kleiber’s studio looks much like it did when he used it. His furniture, books, art supplies, etching tools and famous printing press are on display, as well as photos of the artist at work. Several etchings and original, one of a kind works by Kleiber grace the rustic walls of his studio." Copy and paste this link in your browser to learn more about the "artist of the Bighorns": http://www.daytonwyoming.org/history/kleiberstudio.html.
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Print- Amber Water II- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Figure- birds- Group- Other- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Amber Water, Handwr...
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Print- A Bull Moose- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Landscape- Animal- Sheet LR: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: A Bull Moose, On reverse mat: 173A
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Print- A Glimpse of St. Mary's Lake, Glacier Park- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Printed on comp LLC: HK, Handwritten on sheet ...
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Print- Camp at Elk Lake- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Figure- tents- Group- Other- Landscape- Animal- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Camp at E...
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Print- Casting From a Boat- Kleiber, Hans- etching- transportation- Figure- Group- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Casting From...
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Print- Deep in the Rockies- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Landscape- Animal- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Deep in the Rockies, Handwritten on...
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Print- Evening at Lake Solitude, Wyoming- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Evening at Lake Solitude, Wyo...
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Print- Fishing in the Bighorns- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Figure- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Fishing in the Bighorns, Handwr...
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Print- Fishing in the Big Horns, Wyoming- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Figure- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LL: Fishing in the Big Hor...
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Print- Fishing on Jackson Lake- Kleiber, Hans- etching- transportation- Figure- Group- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Fishing ...
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Print- Lake LaCroix, Minnesota- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Landscape- Animal- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Printed on comp LLC: HK (in circle type design), Handwrit...
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Print- Maligne Lake II- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Figure- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Printed on comp LLC: HK, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Maligne Lake I...
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Print- Mather Peak, Wyoming- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Mather Peak, Wyoming, Handwritten on bott...
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Print- Moose Swimming- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Landscape- Animal- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LL: Moose Swimming, Handwritten on sheet LRC:...
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Print- Rainbow Water- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Figure- Landscape- Handwritten on sheet LLC: Rainbow Water, Handwritten on sheet LRC: 452
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Print- Solitude- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Landscape- Animal- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Solitude, Handwritten on reverse LRC: 135
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Print- Solitude- Kleiber, Hans- etching- birds- Other- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: Solitude, Handwritten on sheet LRC: 225
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Print- The Logboom- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Figure- Group- Other- Landscape- buildings- Sheet LR: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: The Log Boom, Handw...
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Print- The Lone Fisherman- Kleiber, Hans- etching- Figure- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: The Lone Fisherman, On reverse mat: 213
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Print- The Salmon Trap- Kleiber, Hans- etching- transportation- Figure- Group- Landscape- Sheet LRC: Hans Kleiber, Handwritten on sheet LLC: The Salmon Trap ...
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